My passion for art was sparked in the untamed terrain of the African desert, where I was raised by the bushmen. The vast open spaces and untamed animals served as a profound source of inspiration, which has remained a critical influence in my creative journey.
While my work spans a wide range of mediums and techniques, I always try to stay true to my roots as a painter, sculptor, and photographer. Through years of honing my craft, I have learned to push the boundaries of what is possible in the digital realm while maintaining a sense of depth and richness that is often lacking in the digital world.
Ultimately, my goal as an artist is not to break down barriers or push boundaries for their own sake but to connect with people and create a sense of community through the shared experience of art. Whether through immersive installations or emotive paintings, I hope to inspire my audience to see the world in new and unexpected ways.
As an artist and digital pioneer, I recognize that the medium is ever-evolving, and there is always room to learn and grow. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue exploring the possibilities of digital artistry and to contribute to the wider community of artists and creatives who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
If you have a vision for a piece of artwork that you'd like to bring to life, whether it's a striking wall mural, an eye-catching wine label, or a bold record cover, look no further. I'm here to help you turn your creative dreams into reality. And if you're interested in acquiring any of my existing pieces, don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm always happy to discuss licensing, purchasing, or renting options.
In addition to my work as an artist, I also have extensive experience as a professional designer and creative director. So whether you're looking for a stunning new logo for your business or seeking guidance on a larger creative project, I have the skills and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Let's connect and start bringing your ideas to life.
Podcast / 21 September 2021
Rich McCoy unpacks some formative experiences from the Kalahari Desert, how we can conquer our creative fears, and why designing lean creates value faster. Highlights include: How has growing up in the Kalahari Desert shaped him? What does it mean to “get primal” with design? How do we get over our fear of showing our work? What are some clues that product teams are out of alignment? How has Dyslexia influenced his creative practice?
Podcast / 28 August 2021
In this episode, Rich shared great insights on lean design practices and their frameworks. Rich then spoke on the different ways of scaling lean practices across organizations without compromising the quality of deliverables and how lean practices help rapid innovation and find the right product-market fit.
Magazine / March 2013
The esteemed television network hailing from the UK, Channel 4, article featured in their creative talent magazine. The piece focuses on the pioneering efforts of creatives with dyslexia, including myself, who are making waves in the field of creative arts. Through their awe-inspiring and innovative projects, these individuals are elevating the conversation surrounding disabilities, advocating for greater awareness and acceptance.
Magazine / March 2013
A piece featuring my home office in the Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand, and exploring the workspaces and environments of creatives. It aims to delve into the unique sources of inspiration that drive our work and showcase the diversity of creative expression that emerges from these spaces.
Book / 18 May 2012
The Designer's Web Handbook helps any designer understand the full life cycle of a digital product: idea, design, production and maintenance. The best web designers create not only beautiful sites but also sites that function well-for both client and end user.
Book / 26 September 2008
The Web Designer's Idea Book includes more than 700 websites arranged thematically, so you can find inspiration for layout, color, style and more. Author Patrick McNeil has cataloged more than 5,000 sites on his website, and showcased in this book are the very best examples.
Book / 30 January 2003
Through activities, exercises and anecdotes this overflowing book gives creativity-tapped graphic designers several methods of generating ideas and reconnecting to their creative energy. This book targets the major obstacles in the creative process by guiding designers through exercises that jolt themselves, their colleagues, and their clients back to life.
Magazine / May 2001
This website was once an experimental platform where I had the opportunity to showcase my creative vision through playful digital art and innovative interfaces. I'm proud to have learned that the site was even used in the curriculum of Greenwich University London's Digital Design courses. If you're interested in discussing my experience with experimental design and digital art, please don't hesitate to get in touch.